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Chillicothe Discrimination Lawyer

Ohio Employment Discrimination Attorneys Serving Clients in Chillicothe

Employment discrimination in Chillicothe, Ohio can take many different forms, and employees who have been harmed by discrimination may be eligible to file a claim under state or federal law. It is important to seek advice from a Chillicothe discrimination lawyer who can evaluate your case and discuss your options for filing a discrimination claim under state or federal law. 

What is Employment Discrimination in Chillicothe?

Employment discrimination can be unlawful under both Ohio state and federal law. According to Section 411.02 of the Ohio Revised Code, it is an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against an employee, independent contractor, or prospective hire because of their race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry. This could include refusing to hire someone, giving them a negative performance review, cutting their pay, firing them, or a number of other adverse employment actions. 

As you can see, there is a general law in Ohio that prohibits various forms of discrimination in the workplace. Under federal law, there are several specific laws that prohibit different types of workplace discrimination, including but not limited to the following:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin;
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s disability; and
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person’s age.

You should seek advice from a lawyer about whether to file a claim under state or federal law. Generally speaking, state law covers more employers since it applies to employers with four or more employees, while most federal laws apply to employers with 15 or more employees.

Types of Discrimination Claims Our Chillicothe Employment Law Attorneys Handle

Our firm handles many different types of discrimination claims, such as:

  • Employment discrimination;
  • Age discrimination;
  • Disability discrimination;
  • Gender discrimination;
  • Pregnancy discrimination;
  • Race discrimination;
  • Sexual orientation discrimination; and
  • Workplace discrimination.

Common Examples of Discrimination in Chillicothe

Discrimination in the workplace can take many different forms. The following are common examples of discrimination in Chillicothe:

  • Advertisement indicating that only workers of a certain age, race, or sex should apply;
  • Advertisement indicating that the job applicant cannot have a disability;
  • Specific questions during the interview process about an applicant’s disability or disabilities;
  • Questions during the interview process about an applicant’s sexual orientation or an applicant’s plans to become pregnant;
  • Demoting an employee after the employee becomes pregnant or requests FMLA leave;
  • Refusing to promote an employee because the employee filed a discrimination or harassment claim;
  • Client or customer sexually harassing an employee; or
  • Terminating an employee because the employee asks for reasonable accommodation based on a disability.

Contact a Chillicothe Discrimination Attorney

If you have questions about filing an employment discrimination claim, you should seek advice from one of the Chillicothe discrimination lawyers at our firm. We represent employees in Ohio and are committed to advocating for fair workplaces. Contact Marshall Forman & Schlein today for more information about identifying discrimination and filing a claim in Ohio.

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